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Voices
John Dougherty is the director of mission and ministry at St. Joseph’s Prep in Philadelphia, Pa.
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John Dougherty
God can be a real pain. I think Homer Smith, the protagonist of “Lilies of the Field” would agree.
An image of Hector, voiced by Gael Garcia Bernal, and Miguel, voiced by Anthony Gonzalez, in a scene from the animated movie "Coco."
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John Dougherty
In “Coco,” memory doesn’t just summon up phantoms from the past, it reunites us with those we’ve lost.
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John Dougherty
The Freelings are ignorant of the sacrilege that made their luxurious life possible, but that doesn’t mean they’re innocent.
Other Mother, voiced by Teri Hatcher, and Coraline, voiced by Dakota Fanning, are seen in the animated movie "Coraline." (CNS photo/Focus Features) 
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John Dougherty
So much of growing up is learning what love really is. ‘Coraline’ reminds us what love is not.
A photo of a red eyeball, with a face shrouded in darkness
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John Dougherty
“Let the Right One In” is about loneliness, the type society imposes on us and the type we impose on ourselves.
Haley Joel Osment and Buce Willis in a scene from the film The Sixth Sense
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John Dougherty
In “The Sixth Sense,” faith is both a sanctuary and a gateway to mystery and horror.
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John Dougherty
In ‘Wit,‘ Dr. Vivian Bearing uses her formidable intellect as a shield against her existential terror.
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John Dougherty
Popularity. Temptation. Vanity. Wearing Pink on Wednesdays.
Photo of a newly married couple holding hands
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John Dougherty
This is what Peggy Sue learns: we all want a second chance at the past, but the real second chances only happen in the here and now.
Ingrid Bergman as Sister Benedict and Bing Crosby as Father O'Malley in “The Bells of St. Mary’s” 
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John Dougherty
The caricatured or fetishized images of sisters we often see in movies are a far cry from the real sisters I, and probably you, have known.